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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Chronological--1777

Introduction to the Digest

Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 1
260 1777 Don Estevan Enriques Mord (on page 283 name appears as Don Estevan Morel) Admitted to Practice Medicine
Health Rules - Medicine and Surgery 1
271 1777 Don Santiago Vincente - Admitted to Practice Surgery
Officials--Annual Elections 1
250 1/1/1777 Don Nicholas Forstall, Senior Judge; Don Francisco Villere, Junior Judge, Don Enriques Despres (or De Pris), Attorney General; Don Luis Boidore (or Boisdore), City Treasurer
Officials--Governors--Don Bernardo De Galvez 1
250 1/1/1777 The Comissioners being informed of the transfer of the Governorship of Louisiana to Don Bernardo de Galvez, Colonel of the Battalion, receives him to the exercise and use of the office of Governor-General, pro-tem. Galvez took the customary oath and ordered the Cabildo to proceed with the usual annual elections.
Officials--Governors--Don Luis De Unzaga Y Amezaga 1
250 1/1/1777 At this meeting Unzaga informs the Cabildo that he has been appointed Governor and Captain-General of the City of Caracas and the Province of Venezuela, and that the King has ordered him to transfer to Don Bernardo de Galvez, Colonel of the Battalion, the government of the Province of Louisiana.
Ecclesiastical 1
254 1/10/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting Don Carlos Juan Bautista Fleurian, Commissioner, was appointed to go to Havana to assist the Illustrious Bishop of Cuba.
Drayage 1
256 1/31/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting the cart drivers present a petition concerning the laws established governing trips along the levee. The Commissioners ordered that they comply with the law.
Levees 1
256 1/31/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. -At this meeting a petition is presented by the cart drivers regarding trips along the levee; which petition was denied and the cart drivers were told to abide by the law.
Printing 1
256 1/31/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting the urgent necessity of having a printing office was discussed, and the Commissioners sent for Don Lorenzo Boudousquie, printer for the city during the French Regime, and he agreed to print, for His Majesty and the Cabildo, everything necessary.
Land Grants 1
261 4/11/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners agreed to grant and did grant to Don Guy Dufossat a lot in Conde Street bounded on one side by the Royal Warehouse and on the other side by a lot granted to Don Pedro Piernas. (See “Roads.) An order was given to issue the corresponding title for his absolute possession, on condition that he pay the taxes due the City Treasury.
Markets 1
261 4/11/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The abuses committed by permitting one person to handle the supply of meat was discussed at this meeting, and the Commissioners agreed to call Don Juan Le Blanc, contractor. He was called for the purpose of obtaining the amount required in order to ask for bids.
Warehouse 1
261 4/11/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Commissioners agreed to grant and did grant to Don Guy Dufossat a lot in Conde Street bounded on one side by the Royal Warehouse and on the other side by a lot granted to Don Pedro Piernas. It was ordered to issue the corresponding title for his absolute possession.
Fire 1
262 4/25/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time it was made known that Don Renato Gabriel Fasenda, Agent for His Chinese Majesty, has in his possession two pumps which are useful in extinguishing fires, and should be bought for use of the city. After examination it was agreed to purchase the pumps.
Markets 1
263 5/9/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting the bids were opened and it was agreed that the auction should take place on the 21st, of this month.
Food, Fuel and General Supplies 1
265 6/20/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting the Commissioners resolved that all flour brought into the Colony be inspected by two deputy Commissioners, a Doctor and the Attorney General, and if found bad, thrown into the river.
Ecclesiastical 1
267 8/22/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - A letter from the King was opened and read at this meeting, which referred to a recommendation made by the Bishop of Cuba regarding the removal of the Ursuline Nuns to the City of Havana, Cuba.
Educational 1
267 8/22/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting a letter from the King was opened and read which referred to a recommendation made by the Bishop of Cuba that the Ursuline Nuns be removed to the City of Havana, Cuba.
Slaves and Savage Negroes 1
268 10/10/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royla Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this time the Governor and President presented a Royal Memorandum regarding the agreement made by the citizens for the payment of runaway Negroes, killed. At a later meeting (page 306) the by-laws issued by His Majesty regarding the correction and punishment of Negro Slaves of this province was made known, after having been communicated to all the other cities of this Province in order that they may express their views. These by-laws and reports were ordered read at the next meeting, and the Commissioners agreed to request the most prominent citizens to be present in the Cabildo on March 1st to express their views and assist in carrying out these by-laws
Ecclesiastical 1
269 10/21/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - A duplicate of the letter from His Majesty, regarding the transfer of the Ursuline Nuns to Havana, was read at this meeting, and it was agreed to comply with the agreement of August 22nd.
Educational 1
269 10/31/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - A duplicate of the letter from the King, concerning the removal of the Ursuline Nuns to Havana was read, and the Commissioners resolved to comply with the agreement of August 22nd.
Fire 1
269 10/31/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - At this meeting it was made known that the last fire was caused by a defective chimney at the Warden’s Office, and caused heavy damage to the roof of the jail.
Fire 1
270 11/8/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - The Commissioners discussed the need for ladders large enough to reach the roofs of the houses. It was resolved to build two ladders for each alley, to be kept in opposite corners, to be paid for by the owners of the houses.
Fire 1
271 11/28/1777 Governor: Galvez; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Senor Guillaume, in charge of the plant manufacturing pails (ordered at a previous meeting) asks to be advanced 100 Pesos on account. (See page 285, authorizing payment for 122 pails.)
Officials--Commissioners--Don Francisco Pascalis De La Sestera Y La Barre 1
272 12/19/1777 Appointed by Galvez to fill the position made vacant by the resignation of Fleurian.

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